Making science and technology work for the poor and for sustainable development in Africa : parliamentary documentation
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Adubifa, Akin;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The importance of Science and Technology to modern societies, and the role of a technologically informed population in promoting social and economic development, have long been recognized. Further advances in technology are creating new methods of communication and information handling, which have profound effects on society at large as they bring unprecedented opportunities and challenges for scientific endeavors. African countries that have not sufficiently addressed the acquisition of scientific and technological knowledge must now redouble their efforts with a strategy that begins with the popularization of science and its application to development in concrete terms.